Sunday 23 May 2010

23rd May 2010

A Willow Warbler was ringed today (left), the first for some time as the majority will be at their breeding sites now; also ringed was a juvenile Dunnock (right) which has obviously bred on the island and is the first proof of breeding in modern times.

The Lapwing from yesterday was still in the area although a Collared Dove this morning was a new arrival.
An unexpected guest was a racing pigeon that walked into the obs, examined most of the rooms and then departed out of the kitchen window only to reappear through the door later and proceded to help itself to a drink! (right). It refused any food and flew strongly off to the south later.

Pictured below are 4 moths from the light trap last night, clockwise from the top left are: Chinese Character (we think the scarcest of the four), Netted Pug (also scarce, see yesterday) Buff Ermine and Brimstone.

(DB+ESCA,JE,CJ briefly) [ 285] Photos JE

1 comment:

Jane Turner said...

Nice super on that WW!